Monday, October 22, 2007

Fallbrook Fire

Friends, as you may have heard there are fires raging throughout Southern California today. One of them is quite close to home, so close in fact that my parents have packed their cars with the photo albums, important papers, etc. A majority of Fallbrook has received evacuation orders, although my parents feel our home is not under immediate threat. I am at my brother's home, well away from the fires. I'm safe, just very, very worried.

If you think of us, please pray:
* Weather is a huge factor as the strong Santa Ana winds have impacted the ability to fight the fires from the air. The strong winds and warmer than average temperatures are not expected to let up for a couple of days.
* My brother was called into work this morning and has been fighting fires and doing other fire dept tasks as needed.
* That as many homes as possible will be spared, hopefully including ours. The house and the stuff in it is replaceable, but still, it's scary to think about.

I will post updates when I have new information. Please do not call, as we are being urged to keep cell phone usage to an absolute minimum to keep communication lines open for emergency and fire workers.

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.


  1. Wow, that is scary to think of how close it is, even if it doesn't get your home. To think of all your neighbors (in the wider Fallbrook area) that could be affected is a terrifying thought. I will certainly pray for you.

  2. Becky - I tried to call earlier but all circuits were busy. We are praying for you!!!!!